When you make the decision to travel to a country such as Peru, don’t limit yourself in terms of dining. This is exactly when you should thoroughly immerse yourself into the cultural while enjoying the restaurants and dining experience in Lima, Peru. You will find some of your most memorable experience to be not only in restaurants but the small neighborhood cafes that serve authentic dishes.
The art of food be it preparation, serving and fusion dishes are big on the dining scene in Peru. A visit to a few bars, cafes and restaurants and you can return back to your country with a full appreciation for the culinary arts of Peru. While enjoying restaurants and dining experiences in Lima, Peru, allow yourself to experiment including food sold by street vendors for a rich exotic taste.
The dining scene is endless in Lima, Peru but there are a couple of great places that come highly recommended. If you are interested in a casual scene where you can be relaxed and intermingle with locals while enjoying exquisitely prepared food, try Canta Rana, located in the Barranca area of Lima. You can’t go wrong with a beef or seafood dish but do ask your waitperson what is good for the day. You will quickly notice Inka Cola to be one of the favorite drinks at most dining establishments in Lima. Prices are excellent at Canta Rana, the crowd is friendly as is the wait staff. A visit to Canta Rana will leave you with a favorable dining experience while in Lima.
Another great spot to visit when out touring the city is Sonia’s, which serves the beach community of Chorrilla. You can truly get a view of life in Lima at this laid back café that features exquisitely prepared seafood, beef, pork and much more. This is a family friendly environment and its obvious the owners want guests to be comfortable. In fact the place is decorated with family pictures and the décor is soothing and comfortable. Again this is a great dining experience that is culturally rich yet financially affordable.
High end dining can be found in La Mar located in the Miraflores district. This spot will remind you of a busy L.A. or New York style gastro pub but make no mistake it is fabulously infused with the beauty and cultural of Peru and its youth. This is the place to be seen and in fact is a hot spot for local celebrities. At La Mar your dining experience with Peruvian cuisine is excellent. Inka Cola is definitely still popular but the drink is Pisco Sours among today’s youth. Local and regional dishes are impeccably prepared but you can also enjoy excellent raw fishplates. When visiting Lima, Peru allow your culinary taste to travel and well and to enjoy the best of local dishes.